Police spokesman Det. Ruganzu Howard said one of the responding officers was a dog lover with four rescue dogs at home. The department posted on its Twitter account a picture of the scared dog standing along a Jersey wall.
"They got to it pretty easily. The dog was pretty compliant and just glad it was being taken off the open freeway," Howard said.
Howard said did not have any tags. The dog was reunited with her owner through her microchip.
Police had believed to be a puppy but Morabito said the dog is actually 14.